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Easy, yet so delicious, Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Avocado Goddess Sauce. Middle eastern inspired seasoned chicken roasted together with sweet potatoes and served bowl style with creamy avocado goddess sauce. This easy sheet pan dinner comes together in just about an hour. It’s colorful and delicious…and that avocado goddess sauce – well it really steals the show!

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Happy Monday! Such a cheesy way to start the post, but it is a happy Monday, so whatever, I’m rolling with it. This is the perfect Monday recipe. It might seem complicated and long, but it’s actually relatively simple to throw together. It’s so delish, made with real food ingredients, and lots of color, which we really love.

As usual, the inspiration for this dish was really drawn from my oldest brother, Creighton. He loves any kind of Middle Eastern dish, especially if you can make it a little spicy. Serve it with fresh naan and the whole family will be on board, especially my mom.

So that’s exactly what I did. I drew inspiration from chicken shawarma, a Middle Eastern chicken. It’s usually seasoned with paprika, garlic, and lemon, plus a few other spices. Shawarma seasoning is a little different, so I just made up my own combination, and geez, it turned out so delicious.

But what I really have to say about this dish – it’s the goddess sauce that really steals the show. It’s seriously one of the best.

Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Avocado Goddess Sauce | halfbakedharvest.com

Details

Judging from the ingredients, this recipe kind of looks like a lot. But it’s really not bad, a lot of the ingredients are just dry spices. I start with the chicken to give the seasonings time to really marinate. The spice mix is key, garlic, smoked paprika, cumin, chili powder, chili flakes, and sea salt. It’s not too spicy by any means. But if you’re sensitive to heat, simply reduce the chili flakes, or even omit them.

Let the chicken just hang out while you prep and pre-cook the sweet potatoes. I cut the potatoes into thicker matchsticks, kind of like fries. Then toss with seasoned salt (I do a homemade blend) and pepper.

Bake the potatoes for a few minutes to get them cooking. Then slide them to one side of the pan and add the chicken plus lemon wedges to the other side. Then just throw everything back into the oven to finish cooking.

Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Avocado Goddess Sauce | halfbakedharvest.com

The goddess sauce

To me, this is the most special part of the recipe. We LOVE this sauce. I’ve used it on salmon,  lamb meatballs, as a spread on sandwiches, and even as a dip with some naan on the side. It really is delicious.

I simply blend avocados, jalapeños, fresh herbs, and lemon juice into a blender and purée until smooth, then season with sea salt.

Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Avocado Goddess Sauce | halfbakedharvest.com

Finish the bowls up

To complete each bowl, I loaded them with goddess sauce and hummus. Then I put the chicken and potatoes on top with some cucumber, fresh herbs, basil, and dill.

And then, since we just love our sauces over here, I also added some garlic tahini, which is also delicious. Never enough sauce as we always say around here. But honestly, it’s not needed with the goddess sauce. So do what you think you’ll love most! For anyone wanting the tahini, I included it in the notes.

My family really enjoyed this sheet pan chicken, the brothers, my mom, and dad all approved. It’s not always easy to please them all, so that should say something about the deliciousness of this recipe!

Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Avocado Goddess Sauce | halfbakedharvest.com

Looking for other weeknight dinner recipes? Here are some favorites:

Skillet Chicken Adobo with Coconut Rice

Creamy Thai Turmeric Chicken and Noodles

Folded Crispy Buffalo Chicken Wraps

30 Minute Spicy Indian Butter Chicken

Lastly, if you make this Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Avocado Goddess Sauce, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Sheet Pan Lemon Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Avocado Goddess Sauce

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 634 kcal

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Ingredients

Avocado Goddess Sauce

Instructions

  • 1. Preheat the oven to 425° F. 
    2. In a bowl, toss together the chicken with 2 tablespoons olive oil, the garlic, paprika, cumin, chili powder, chili flakes, and a pinch of salt.
    3. On a large baking sheet, toss together the sweet potatoes with 2 tablespoons olive oil, seasoned salt, and a pinch of pepper. Bake 15 minutes. Push the potatoes to one side of the pan, arrange the chicken on the other side. Add the lemons. Bake another 15-25 minutes until the chicken is cooked and the potatoes are crispy.
    4. Meanwhile, make the goddess sauce. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Season with salt.
    5. To serve, spread the goddess sauce into bowls. If using, spread in some hummus/tahini. Top with chicken, potatoes, cucumbers, and herbs. Serve with naan. Enjoy!

Notes

Garlic Tahini: in a bowl, combine 1/2 cup tahini, 1-2 cloves of grated garlic, 1/4 teaspoon paprika, and 2-4 tablespoons of lemon juice. Add 1/4-1/2 cup water to thin. Season with sea salt. 
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  1. How on EARTH is the green goddess blended with that little liquid? Not a fan of Paprika l holding this dish up. It needs more salt/flavor 🙂

    1. Hi there,
      Thanks for giving this recipe a try and sharing your feedback, so sorry to hear it was not enjoyed. Please let me know if there is anything that I can help with! xx

  2. 4 stars
    This a great chicken recipe! I agree with other reviewers that the chicken is better cut in bigger pieces and I cooked the sweet potatoes separately since we prefer them crispy. Also, I could not get the green goddess to thin out enough to be blended properly in the blender, even adding more lemon juice and some water (and my avocados were ripe!). Not sure how to fix that for next time. Thanks!

    1. Hey Liz,
      Happy Monday!! I appreciate you giving this recipe a try and sharing your review, so glad to hear it turned out well! xT

  3. This was another winner! Absolutely incredible. Followed recipe exactly, and made the lemon tahini! It was so nice to have one of your recipes fall into my Whole 30 this month so thank you for making a W30 compliant recipe!!

    1. 5 stars
      Great sheet pan dish! I put it all over a bed of salad greens and it was delish. I had to improvise with what I had for the goddess sauce( premade guac, dried basil and lemon juice) … still good but I’ll try the full green goddess sauce recipe another time!

      1. Hey Tracy,
        Happy Wednesday!! Thanks a bunch for making this recipe and sharing your comment, I love to hear that it turned out well for you! xx

  4. 5 stars
    So amazing!! I didn’t have any cilantro or basil on hand but it was still so delicious! Obviously I will get both of those things next time. It was so flavorful and the combination of the cool cucumbers and warm chicken and sweet potatoes and the smooth, bright hummus and avocado was such a pleasure on my palate. The lemon really took it up a notch! Can’t wait to make it again. Thank you!!

    1. Hey Pamela,
      Happy Friday!! I appreciate you making this recipe and your comment, so glad to hear it was delish! xx

  5. 5 stars
    So delicious!! Will make this a regular meal in our home. The garlic tahini is a must.

    Like many others, my potatoes were mushy (and yummy). Will try using an air fryer next time.

    1. Hey Nicole,
      Happy Wednesday! ❄️ I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your feedback, so glad to hear it turned out well for you! xT

  6. 5 stars
    As a foodie, I often lament over what to cook that will inspire me as well as being eaten by my family, who prefer “plain and simple” – they really are quite unadventurous when it comes to food. This dish was divine! They all loved it as it had two of their favourites (chicken and sweet potato) and two of my favourites (avocado and basil). And who doesn’t love lemon?! Easy to cook, full of flavour and everyone was happy.
    One bit of advice – when cubing the chicken don’t cut it too small (or cook it for as long). First time I cooked this, the chicken was dry (but saved by the sauce – it really is goddess goodness). I’ve now perfected the size and cooking length for my oven; it’s definitely worth persisting. This is our favourite family meal.

    1. Hey Jo,
      Happy Friday!! I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your feedback, so glad to hear this was enjoyed! xT

  7. 5 stars
    Tieghan never misses and this meal is certainly no exception. Every part of it was amazing and I’m sitting here weeks later thinking especially about the green goddess sauce, trying not to drool. It was easy to make, filling, makes enough for a week of dinners while tasting fresh throughout (for fellow single meal preppers), and was so delicious! It’s a recipe I’ll be revisiting many times (:

    1. Hey Robyn,
      Happy Monday!! 🍁 Love to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks a bunch for making it! Thanks so much for your kind message! xT